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Training to be Peer Mediators

Our work in Coleshill Heath School in Solihull is one of six schools to feature in a series of short films by Quakers in Britain highlighting the importance of peace education. 

The five-minute film, Training to be Peacemakers, shows Jackie Zammit, Programme Director, helping the young peer mediators explore their understanding of peace and conflict. They study ‘the conflict escalator’ and practice how to calm conflict down by ‘taking out blaming language’ from the stories they hear. The change I’m hoping to see is developing children’s confidence to know that they have choices when they’re in difficult situations,” explained Jackie,The answers to problems are in themselves, and not necessarily in adults. 

Watch the video here on our Youtube channel.